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Next upgrade SSD for OS booting, but which one???

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Hi TPU, its been awhile since i first start asking question about "MY FIRS GAMING PC"

well its still alive and kicking, but i must admit booting from start to desktop with my WD blue is rather slow.

So i think now i have budget for SSD upgrade but i confused with so many around

my budget is around $100, ANY BRAND ACCEPTABLE since i dont know which one is better

Thanks for reply, sorry for my bad english.
 
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Samsung 840 Series =)
 
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how much space you want? and where are you from?

sometimes you can get good deals somewhere with quality brands like Intel SSD's that are on sale.
 

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120gb Samsung Evo or Plextor M5S.
 
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How slow is slow?

I used to have basic Seagate 7200s Sata II that did not take more than about thirty seconds from post to Windows.
It was really down to what services and programs you had in your boot sequence, that ended up making the most difference.

I also tested a Vector 4 not too long ago, in a side by side while I was building a smaller computer from old parts. When I would boot them simultaneously, the Sata III Hitachi was only six seconds behind the Vector SSD.


However whichever route you go down, do not be afraid to save some money and get an older generation SSD. Simply do some research to ensure that the controller it uses has no specific or glaring issues.
I can promise you that a brand new SSD model, versus one from three years ago, is going to be negligible on operating system boot.
 
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How slow is slow?

I used to have basic Seagate 7200s Sata II that did not take more than about thirty seconds from post to Windows.
It was really down to what services and programs you had in your boot sequence, that ended up making the most difference.

I also tested a Vector 4 not too long ago, in a side by side while I was building a smaller computer from old parts. When I would boot them simultaneously, the Sata III Hitachi was only six seconds behind the Vector SSD.


However whichever route you go down, do not be afraid to save some money and get an older generation SSD. Simply do some research to ensure that the controller it uses has no specific or glaring issues.
I can promise you that a brand new SSD model, versus one from three years ago, is going to be negligible on operating system boot.
about 1 minute from off to Desktop On
 
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how much space you want? and where are you from?

sometimes you can get good deals somewhere with quality brands like Intel SSD's that are on sale.
120 GB will be enough, its only for windows booting nothing else, oh btw i from Indonesia
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it get space for money on Samsung's Evo serie.

Samsung UK writes this at performance:

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Performance

    Up to 540MB/sec Sequential Read * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
    Up to 410MB/sec Sequential Write * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
    Up to 94000 IOPS Random Read * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
    Up to 35000 IOPS Random Write * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
    Up to 10000 IOPS Random Read * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
    Up to 33000 IOPS Random Write * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration
Link: http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/memory-cards-hdd-odd/ssd/840-evo/MZ-7TE120BW-spec

it's fine specs, i had a Samsung 830 128gb some time back when it was a hit, i went from a Intel G2 80gb to that Samsung and now i am back on Intel a 530 240gb.
 
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about 1 minute from off to Desktop On
That sounds like a mixture of hardware and boot services issues.

Does it change at all on fresh installs of Windows?
 
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If you have SATA 6G, consider Corsair Force GT. It's a bit more than $100 for 120GB model but on my computer I've gone from power on to ready in about 30 seconds. The last time I had any computer go from power on to ready that fast or less, it was with MS DOS some 20 years ago.
 
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For only OS booting I will recommand you to buy a 60 or 64GB SSD, but from newer generation. You are mostly interested for Reads to be more than 500MB/s. There are a tone out there.
Personally I have a Samsung 830 60GB and still have 30GB left of space, even after installing a ton of apps and programs.